(Closed) We're getting a puppy today

posted 5 years ago in Pets
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2007

How exciting! Love, patience, and consistency…Congrats and I’m sure you will enjoy your adorable puppy!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I highly recommend crate training. It makes it so much easier to house break, and it gives them a place to “go to bed” at night and to stay while you are away from home. It ends up being a place they feel secure, and if you give them a treat every time you put them in the crate, they will come to love it (even if they whine at first). My dog walker has said that it’s not good for dogs to have too much freedom, that they do better when they are confined sometimes. 

Also it does get easier! I remember when we first got our dog, I was so frustrated because it was so much work, and I felt bad for feeling that way. Eventually they learn how to live in your house and things get easier. 

I highly recommend Taste of the Wild dog food. Our dog is so healthy, and her coat is so long and shiny because of all the protein (as opposed to grain) that is in it. 

If your dog is driving you crazy with energy, take it for a long walk and that will get their energy out and help them relax! 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I also recommend crate training, it is really helpful with house training and for when you leave the house. especially for when you leave the house, it nice not to worry about what your puppy is destroying. I have two australian shepherds and both are crate trained. It can be a bit challenging the first week but they get used to it and will end up having a home to sleep in. Both of mine sleep in their crates when the doors are open! Good luck and remember up take lots of photos they get big so fast!

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

How exciting! No advice from me (sorry) but be sure to come back and show us pictures!!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@KatieColorado:  Congrats on the new puppy! We recently adopted one from a rescue in Littleton. Def do crate training for potty training and use a kennel. Make her kennel a happy and comfy place by placing her toys there. Have lots of patience while training her and be mindful during his or her teething stage. Also, if you can, get a Kong….my pup loves it!

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

+1 for crate training!

And don’t let it get away with too much just because it’s tiny and cute, because one day it will not be so tiny and cute and those behaviours will just become annoying 🙂

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

i’m in colorado, too, and we have been considering a pup. are you getting it at dumb friends, maxfund, or someplace else? just curious.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@gingerkitten: Are you in Denver? If you are or anywhere of its surrounding areas then I would highly recommend checking out Doggy Dog World Resuce (located in Littleton) or if you really want a puppy then check out Colorado Puppy Rescue (Denver).

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

@msfuturea:  right now we live in Lakewood, but we’ll be moving to Buena Vista (!) at the end of the month. But SO’s parents live in Littleton, so we’ll be sure to check out Doggy Dog World Rescue. Thanks!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@gingerkitten:  YW! Since you in Lakewood then check out Life is Better Rescue located in Lakewood. They have some adorable puppies available at this moment.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

@msfuturea:  Wow! I drive past this place every single day and I didn’t know they were there. Super cute pups!

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I can’t wait to see a picture!

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